A big number of independent Korean animation artists unite and oppose the war in Ukraine.
A big number of independent Korean animation artists and directors have published a statement on the war of Ukraine and the Russian invasion.
From Nari Jang (My Father's Room) to Seungbae Jeon (Saturday's Apartment) and more animation artists, they state that "war serves to destroy people's lives", and they urge for its stop -while at the same time they express their solidarity with the Ukrainian and Russian animation artists.
The full statement:
We are opposed to the war in Ukraine. Stop the war!
For the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and helped us to realize the preciousness of life and one another as we are kept apart. It saddens us that now as we yearn to hear of the passing of the pandemic, we are met instead by the tragic news of war. War serves to destroy people’s lives, their homes, and their way of life. The war in Ukraine must come to an end immediately. Though we are but ordinary people, we can’t be still while we are aware of the tragedy that is unfolding in Ukraine.
Korea knows the pain that is brought on by war only too well. We have lost family, friends, and neighbours to war through the history. To this day, the suffering of war remains as a painful scar in Korean society. We hope that such a tragedy will not be visited upon Korea, Ukraine, Russia, or any other country again, nor do we wish to see the pain caused by war being passed on to the next generation.
Animation is an artform that breathes life into pictures, objects, and the moments of our lives. As animation creators, we pour our hearts and souls into our work, holding dear all things that come to life through movement. As both creators and as individuals who know well the preciousness of people and longing for one another, we wish to see an immediate end to the tragic war taking place at this moment.
We support our animation friends living in Ukraine and Russia, and the actions of all those who are opposed to this war. -2, Mar, 2022, Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers Association (KIAFA) Indie-AniFest Festival Executive Committe
The list of names:
강민지 KANG Minji, Director | 김경배 KIM Kyeongbae, Director | 김고은 KIM Goeun, Animator | 김광회 KIM Kwanghoi, Producer | 김근영 KIM Keungyoung, Director | 김나경 KIM Nakyung, Director, Animator | 김나현 KIM Nahyun, Festival Staff | 김도은 KIM Doeun, Director | 김미수 KIM Misu, Director | 김민호 River Minho KIM, Director | 김상준 KIM Sangjoon, Director | 김상화 KIM Sanghwa, Festival Director | 김선경 KIM Sunkyoung, Animator | 김세윤 KIM Seyoon, Writer | 김소연 KIM Soyeon, Director | 김소영 KIM Soyoung, Director | 김소휘 KIM So-hwi, Animator | 김수연 KIM Soo-yoen, Writer | 김아름 KIM Areum, Animator | 김연정 KIM Yeonjeong, Creator | 김영근 KIM Younggeun, Director | 김영화 KIM Young-hwa, Storyboard Artist | 김윤경 KIM Yunkyoung, Animator | 김은수 KIM Eunsue, Animator | 김재현 KIM Jaehyeon, Student | 김정수 KIM Jungsoo, Student | 김정화 KIM Jung-hwa, Producer | 김진만 KIM Jinman, Director | 김한석 KIM Han-seok, Director | 김희선 KIM Heeseon, Director | 나기용 NA Giyong, Director, Professor | 남궁철 NAMGOONG Cheol, Director | 남기억 NAM Giug, Animator | 노영미 ROH Youngmee, Director | 라정인 RHA Jung-in, Director | 모은영 MO Eunyoung, Programer | 박다미 PARK Dami, Animator | 박세홍 PARK Sehong, Animator | 박소이 PARK So-e, Director | 박연 PARK Yeon, Director, Animator | 박유선 PARK Yuseon, Director, Animator | 박재옥 PARK Jae-ok, Director | 박주형 PARK Juhyung, Student | 박지연 PARK Jeeyoun, Director | 박찬진 PARK Chanjin, Festival Staff | 박희빈 PARK Heebin, Festival Staff | 방나경 BANG Nagyeong | 배미리 BAE Miri, Director | 백다빈 BAEK Dabin, Distributor | 백미영 BAEK Miyoung, Director | 백인영 BAEK In-young, Director, Concept Artist | 서새롬 SEO Sae-rom, Animator | 서희정 SEO Hi-jeong, Illustrator, Concept Artist | 설종훈 SUL Jong-hoon, Director | 소희연 SO Hee- yeon, Student | 손동락 SON Dong-rak, Director | 손영득 SON Youngdeuk, Director | 송시형 SONG Shi-hyeong, Professor | 송영성 SONG Yungsung, Animator | 성보경 SUNG Bokyung, Director | 양윤경 YANG Yoonkyeong, Animator | 양효철 YANG Hyo-cheol | 엄윤채 EOM Yoon-chae, Student | 오서로 OH Seoro, Director | 오세미 OH Semi, Student | 옥세영 OK Seyoung, Animator | 유승우 Raymond YOU, Animator | 유아람 YU Aram, Animator | 윤다솜 YUN Dasom, Director, Animator | 윤태랑 YUN Taerang, Director, Animator | 이경화 LEE Kyunghwa, Animator | 이다은 LEE Daeun, Animator | 이문주 LEE Moonjoo, Director | 이선경 LEE Sunkyung, Festival Staff | 이성강 LEE Sunggang, Director, Animator | 이성희 Teresa LEE, Director | 이소현 LEE Sohyun, Writer | 이여진 LEE Yeojin, Director | 이예빈 LEE Yebin, Artist | 이용배 LEE Yongbae, Director, Professor | 이용선 LEE Yongsun, Director | 이용호 LEE Yongho, Producer | 이재이 LEE Jaeyi, Animator | 이종훈 LEE Jong-hun, Director | 이준희 LEE Junhee, Animator | 이지선 LEE Jisun, Director, Artist | 이지윤 LEE Jiyoon, Director, Animator | 이진영 LEE Jinyoung, Director | 이진우 LEE Jinwoo, Direcotor | 이진화 LEE Jinhwa, Director | 이한솔 LEE Hansol, Animator | 이현경 LEE Hyeon-kyeong, Animator | 이현미 LEE Hyunmi, Director | 이현진 YI Hyeon-jin, Director | 임나은 YIM Naeun, Festival Staff | 장나리 JANG Nari, Animator | 장세현 CHANG Sei-hyun, Student | 장수현 JANG Soohyun, Director, Animator | 장연재 JANG Yeonjae, Director | 장우진 CHANG Woojin, Professor | 장형윤 CHANG Hyung-yun, Director | 전승배 JEON Seungbae, Director | 전승일 CHON Seung-il, Director | 전윤하 JEON Yoonha, Festival Staff | 정다히 JEONG Dahee, Director, Animator | 정승희 JUNG Seung-hee, Director | 정재필 JEONG Jaepil, Professor | 정주아 CHUNG Jooa, Director, Artist | 정해지 JEONG Haeji, Director | 정휘빈 CHUNG Huibin, Animator | 조경욱 JO Kyeongwook, Director, Animator | 조예슬 JO Yeseul, Director | 조주상 JO Joosang, Director | 조현지 CHO Hyeonjee, Director | 주창민 JOO Changmin, Festival Staff | 채윤경 CHAE Yunkyoung, Professor | 최민규 CHOI Minkyu, Professor | 최유재 CHOI Yoojae, Director | 최유진 CHOI Yujin, Festival Director, Distributor | 최지희 CHOI Jeehee, Director, Animator | 최진성 CHOI Jinsung, Director, Animator | 추혜진 Jinny Hyejin CHOO, Producer, Programmer | 한민지 HAN Minji, Director | 한병아 HAN Byung-a, Director | 한승태 HAN Seungtae, Curator | 한지원 HAN Jiwon, Director | 한욱진 HAN Ukjin, Artist | 함희윤 HAHM-Heeyoon, Director | 허만재 HEO Manjae, Animator | 허범욱 HUR Bum-wook, Director | 허재원 HEO Jaewon, Animator | 홍석호 HONG Suckho, Distributor | 홍은지 HONG Eun-ji, Director | 홍준표 HONG Junpyo, Director | 황준영 HWANG Junyoung, Webtoon Artist | 휘린 Hwirin, Director
Participants for donations “Animators Against the Invasion of Ukraine’
김영화 KIM Young-hwa, Storyboard Artist
김희선 KIM Heeseon, Director
박주형 PARK Juhyung, Student
박찬진 PARK Chanjin, Festival Staff
백다빈 BAEK Dabin, Distributor
서새롬 SEO Sae-rom, Animator
서희정 SEO Hi-jeong, Illustrator, Concept Artist
설종훈 SUL Jong-hoon, Director
양효철 YANG Hyo-cheol
윤태랑 YUN Taerang, Director, Animator
이경화 LEE Kyunghwa, Animator
이다은 LEE Daeun, Animator
이문주 LEE Moonjoo, Director
이여진 LEE Yeojin, Director
이용호 LEE Yongho, Producer
이지윤 LEE Jiyoon, Director, Animator
이현경 LEE Hyeon-kyeong, Animator
장나리 JANG Nari, Animator
전승배 JEON Seungbae, Director
정재필 JEONG Jaepil, Professor
조숙희 JO Suk-hee, Artist
조예슬 JO Yeseul, Director
조현지 CHO Hyeonjee, Director
최유진 CHOI Yujin, Festival Director, Distributor
최진성 CHOI Jinsung, Director, Animator
한민지 HAN Minji, Director
한병아 HAN Byung-a, Director
허재원 HEO Jaewon, Animator
홍은지 HONG Eun-ji , Director
휘린 Hwirin, Director